I so adore the beautiful paper by Webster's Pages! I based my layout on the current sketch over at
Stuck On U Sketches. Here is their current sketch by the ever so talented Liz Qualman.
My layout also qualifies for a few more challenges. The next one is over at the Color Room. Here is their current color palette #5:
Over at Wee Memories #5 their challenge is to use sewing on your project, and over at Practical Scrappers their challenge is to use punches.
I used my Cricut cartridge Home Decor to cut out the title. I punched some circles out and turned them into a border. The beautiful crochet lace at the bottom I purchased at the Chip Chop Shop.
I wanted to play on the fur on my mom's jacket and came across a santa suit I had in my stash by Jolees. I cut off the fur collar and added it to the layout.
I did some stitching with my sewing machine, used my Tim Holtz paper distresses and inked the edges with some chestnut roan ink.
I added some beautiful flowers by Prima which I sprayed with some Glimmer Mist Dazzling Diamonds and inked the white one with some mauve ink.
When all was said and done both of my kids questioned why I was doing layouts with those "old" photos. I told them that they captured cherished memories of their Grandmother and her family when she was growing up. A life quite different and unique from their own life.